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  • Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

    By Elizabeth Kolbert

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781620409886
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    • Published: February 2015
    New Yorker writer Kolbert tackles the controversial subject of global warming. Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous course, now is the moment to salvage our future. By the end of the century, the world will likely be hotter than it's been in the last two million years, and the sweeping consequences of this change will determine the future of life on earth for generations to come. Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She travels to the Arctic, interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frighteningparallels to lost ancient civilizations, unpacks the politics, and presents the personal tales of those who are being affected most--the people who make their homes near the poles and are watching their worlds disappear.--From publisher description.Explores the issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most.
  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009

    By Elizabeth Kolbert

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547002590
    • Publisher: Mariner / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: October 2009
    This edition includes works by, among others, Nicholas Carr, Andrew Curry, Atul Gawande, Stephen S. Hall, Sue Halpern, Walter Isaacson, Virginia postrel, David Quammen, Oliver Sacks. Contributors' Notes; Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2008. 328p.
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

    By Elizabeth Kolbert

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250062185
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: January 2015
    Over the last half-billion years, there have been Five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes. She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. Index. 336p.

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